I had an employee making complaints about his supervisor, wanting me to open an investigation. I saw nothing but interpersonal conflicts that needed to be addressed in the supervision structure. The person persisted, saying the supervisor's actions were "against the law."
So, of course, I came back with my very polite, "please tell me which law you believe is being violated." He sent me an e-mail quoting sections of the "Labour Act of 2003, Act 651."
Hmm, I'd never heard of that one. Though in NJ, legislation does get passed pretty swiftly, requiring retroactive compliance, so I figured anything's possible. I figured the spelling of "Labour" could have just been a quirk of the employee having come from another country of origin.
One minute of Googling revealed that the Labour Act of 2003, Act 651 is indeed a law.
Employee is from a foreign country, but it's not Ghana. So this actually took some research on his part.
I replied that the law he quoted has no application in the US or in NJ, and that a thorough search of proposed legislation before the NJ legislature and before Congress failed to yield even a proposal to adopt Ghanese laws in an employment setting. In fact, there are hardly any pieces of proposed legislation in NJ seeking to adopt Ghanese law in any setting.
We'll see what his response is.